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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center's F/A-18 chase and support aircraft retains the basic fighter plane cockpit controls with some exceptions. The pilot's center control stick is relatively typical of a modern fighter aircraft. This F-18 has no weapons delivery capability. The primary cockpit displays include a left- and right-side cathode-ray tube display, referred to as the DDIs, and the heads-up display (HUD). The DDIs and HUD are generally used to display primary flight condition...
Topic: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=E95-43155-7&orgid=7
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Global images of Earth from Galileo. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe. South America may be seen in the first frame (top left), the great Pacific Ocean in the second (bottom left), India at the top and Australia to the right in the third (top right), and Africa in the fourth (bottom right). Taken at six-hour intervals on December 11, 1990, at a range of between 2 and 2.7 million kilometers (1.2 to 1.7 million miles). P-37630 < P>These images...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=589
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. On this mission, the Space Shuttle Challenger's payload bay carried an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) rocket that was to launch an attached Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from space. Search and recovery teams lifted pieces of the 40,000- pound IUS/TDRS from the Atlantic Ocean. Although the pieces were badly...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00007.html
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
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The Blue Marble Next Generation (BMNG) data set provides a monthly global cloud-free true-color picture of the Earth's landcover at a 500-meter spatial resolution. This data set, shown on a globe, is derived from monthly data collected in 2004. The ocean color is derived from applying a depth shading to the bathymetry data. The Antarctica coverage snown is the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. Behind the Earth is a skymap from the Tycho and Hipparcos star catalogs. This skymap is plotted in...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Sea Ice, Earth Science, Cryosphere, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3539
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by NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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The Apollo program demonstrated that men could travel into space, perform useful tasks there, and return safely to Earth. But space had to be more accessible. This led to the development of the Space Shuttle. The Shuttle's major components are the orbiter spacecraft; the three main engines, with a combined thrust of more than 1.2 million pounds; the huge external tank (ET) that feeds the liquid hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen oxidizer to the three main engines; and the two solid rocket boosters...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1861
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All the planetary moons in our solar system are shown here at their correct relative size and true color. Their diversity of size and appearance is testament to the unique and fascinating geologic history that each of these bodies has undergone. Two of the moons are larger than the planet Mercury, and eight of them are larger than Pluto. Earth's Moon is the fifth largest of the set, with a diameter of 3476 kilometers (2160 miles). Most of the moons are thought to have formed from a disk of...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mercury, What -- Pluto, What...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=181
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Views of the Mir space station taken during the survey flight of the STS-86 orbiter Atlantis includes: Dark views of the Spektr module with its damaged array (SP1) visible (001-14). Base Block and Kvant modules with their solar arrays (015-8,022-4). Priroda module, Soyuz spacecraft docked to the center node and the damage Spektr radiator (right) (019-21). Spektr module with damaged array (SP1) in foreground and damaged radiator also in field of view (022-44,063-74,083-92,097-99). Full view of...
Topics: What -- Russian Mir Space Station, What -- STS-86, What -- Spektr, What -- Priroda, What -- Earth
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers, Spirit and Opportunitylanded on Mars in January 2004. Each has the mobility and toolkit to function as a robotic geologist. *Image Credit*: NASA/JPL/Cornell University/Maas Digital
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER),...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2209
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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Jr.,Lunar Module (LM) pilot,unpacks the Laser Ranging Retroflector (LRRR) and the Passive Seismic Experiment Package (PSEP) from the Modularized Equipment Storage Assembly (MESA) in the LM descent module. These experiments are part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP). The Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup Camera (ALSCC) is in the foreground. The Solar-Wind Composition (SWC) Experiment and the television camera are visible behind the LM. Image taken at...
Topics: Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Sun
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Artist's concept of the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit above Earth. *Image Credit*: NASA and STScI
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1867
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THE SUN - SOLAR FLARE - CORONA & LARGE SOLAR ERUPTION ( TRANSPARENCIES )
Topic: What -- Sun
Ames Research Center Image Library
by NASA/Ames Research Center
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Virtual Environment for (facial) ) reconstructive surgery, Dr Ross and Rei Cheng work with the 3d glasses as they maneuver the skull and tissue for the facial reconstructive surgery
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by NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS013&roll=E&frame=67242 ISS013-E-67242 was acquired August 15, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 180 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have also been removed. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html...
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The crew of Expedition 13 recently passed a major milestone: as of late August 2006, more than one quarter of a million images of Earth had been taken from the International Space Station. The rate at which Expedition 13 has been photographing the Earth has been record-setting, as they passed the www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/240000_pix.html 200,000 th image mark less than two months before. The 250,000 th image is an oblique view (the photograph was taken from a side angle) of the...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Christchurch,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6875
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by I. Snegirev
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The original 1960 group of cosmonauts is shown in a photo from May 1961 at the seaside port of Sochi. The names of many of these men were considered state secrets for more than twenty-five years. Sitting in front from left to right: Pavel Popovich, Viktor Gorbatko, Yevgeniy Khrunov, Yuri Gagarin, Chief Designer Sergey Korolev, his wife Nina Koroleva with Popovich's daughter Natasha, Cosmonaut Training Center Director Yevgeniy Karpov, parachute trainer Nikolay Nikitin, and physician Yevgeniy...
Topics: Soviet People-Cosmonauts, Soviet People-Pioneers, Who -- Pavel Popovich, Who -- Viktor Gorbatko,...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000167.html
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Voyager 2 false-color image of Saturn's rings. Subtle color variations due to differences in surface composition of the particles making up the rings are enhanced in this image produced by combining ultraviolet, clear, and orange frames. The frame was taken from a distance of 8.9 million km on August 17, 9 days before closest approach, and measures about 68,000 km from top to bottom. (Voyager 2, P-23953) *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 2
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2048
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Interior forward view of Mir Space Station Base Block with Control Station in middle of frame.
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Topic: What -- Russian Mir Space Station
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Mariner 4 was launched November 28, 1964 on a 228-day mission to Mars. The spacecraft carried instruments for eight interplanetary and planetary experiments including a TV camera. Mariner 4 passed Mars at a distance of 9,868 kilometers (6,118 miles), recording and transmitting to Earth our first close-up picture of the red planet. In 21 and a fraction of a 22nd picture, Mariner's TV camera scanned about one percent of the Martian surface, revealing ancient craters of varying size. Planetary...
Topics: Spacecraft, What -- Mariner 4, What -- Mars, What -- TV Camera, What -- Earth
Source: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/spacecraft/mariner4.html
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View of Moon, West of Crater 308,officially named Daedalus. This image is part of a south looking oblique sequence of images taken on the farside of the Moon from the Command and Service Module (CSM) as it traveled at approximately 60 nautical miles (NM) orbital altitude above the Moon during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled P. Film Type: 3400 Panatomic-X Black/White taken with a 250mm lens. Approximate Photo Scale 1:1,041,100. Principal Point Latitude: 11 degrees South...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Crater, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Sun
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Centaurus, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_omega_centauri.html
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by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/i/
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by NASA/Glenn Research Center
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HQ TRANSPARENCIES OF VOYAGER I & II SATURN & JUPITER
Topics: What -- Voyager, What -- Saturn, What -- Jupiter
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Among other debris found in the ocean, search and recovery teams located this piece of the right vertical stabilizer. Although the stabilizer's surface suffered some heat discoloration and burns, the inner aluminum structure showed no signs of having melted. Investigators found various pieces of material from other...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00005.html
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View of Lee Archambault in Node 1 Unity as he exercises with the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device ARED during Expedition 18 / STS-11919 joint docked OPS.
Topic: What -- STS-119
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Soft focus view of the interior of the International Space Station ISS Destiny U.S. Laboratory taken during Expedition Four.
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Topic: What -- International Space Station ISS
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired in July of 1969 with a Hasselblad film camera. The image is provided by the Earth Observations and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The Moon (or ‘Luna’ in Latin) has occupied a prominent place in myth and folklore throughout human history. In the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the day-to-day change in the time of moonrise is smallest in the months surrounding the fall equinox. This consistency is due to the small angle between the horizon and the ecliptic (the apparent sky path traveled by both the Moon and the Sun) at this time of year. The bright, full disk of Luna provides enough dependable light in the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16959
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J W WEETON - D L MCDANELS - R W JECH NASA LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER ENGINEERS WITH MODEL OF A HYPOTHETICAL NUCLEAR SPACESHIP
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STS-76 Mission Specialists Linda Godwin and Michael ''Rich'' Clifford, wearing Simplied Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), perform extravehicular activity (EVA) as documented from the Mir Space Station. Godwin exits from airlock (001-2). Dark and blurry views illuminated by payload bay green lights (003-5). Views of Clifford inside the airlock, his tether attached to the port slide wire (006-10). Very nice view of shuttle nose over Earth limb (009). Clifford and Godwin set up the portable foot...
Topics: Who -- Linda Godwin, What -- STS-76, What -- Russian Mir Space Station, What -- WIRE, What --...
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by NASA/Glenn Research Center
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P-40 OPEL STIRLING ENGINE
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Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity EVA-1 at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The shadow of the Lunar Module ''Falcon'' is in the foreground. This view is looking northeast, with Mount Hadley in the background. This photograph was taken by Astronaut David R. Scott, commander. Image was taken during the first Extravehicular Activity EVA 1 of the Apollo 15 mission. Original film magazine...
Topics: Who -- James Irwin, Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15
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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.,Lunar Module LM pilot, walks near the module as a picture is taken of him. Discoloration is visible on his boots and suit from the lunar soil adhering to them. Reflection of the LM and Astronaut Niel A. Armstrong is visible in Aldrin's helmet visor. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S. Film Type: Ektachrome EF SO168 color film on a 2.7-mil Estar polyester base taken with a 60mm lens. Sun angle is...
Topics: Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Sun
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Extending above the photosphere or visible surface of the Sun , the faint, tenuous solar corona can't be easily seen from Earth, but it is measured to be hundreds of times hotter than the photosphere itself. What makes the solar corona so hot? Astronomers have long sought the source of the corona's heat in magnetic fields which loft monstrous loops of solar plasma above the photosphere. Still, new and dramatically detailed observations of coronal loops from the orbiting TRACE satellite are now...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=191
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This true color picture was assembled from Voyager 2 Saturn images obtained Aug. 4 from a distance of 21 million kilometers (13 million miles) on the spacecraft's approach trajectory. Three of Saturn's icy moons are evident at left. They are, in order of distance from the planet: Tethys, 1,050 km. (652 mi.) in diameter; Dione, 1,120 km. (696 mi.); and Rhea, 1,530 km. (951 mi.). The shadow of Tethys appears on Saturn's southern hemisphere. A fourth satellite, Mimas, is less evident, appearing as...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Saturn,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2108
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Scientists believe this small rock - NWA 1669 - was blasted from Mars to the Earth several million or even billions of years ago. Discovered in North Africa, it is one of only 27 known Mars meteorites. *Image Copyright*: Bruno Fectau and Carine Bidaut)
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, What -- Earth
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=144
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by NASA
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High-angle view of Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, showing the Apollo 4 Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501 unmanned, earth-orbital space mission being readied for launch. The huge 363-ft. tall Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle was launch at 7:00:01 a.m. EST, November 9, 1967.
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center KSC, What -- Apollo 4
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Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the early Earth. An impact with a 500-km-diameter asteroid would effectively sterilize the planet. The Earth may have experienced such gigantic impacts in its youth, but fortunately today there are no projectiles this large to threaten our planet. *Image Credit*: Don Davis, NASA
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2304
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by NASA/Langley Research Center
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Photographed on 09/07/98. -- High Speed Research (HSR). -- Views of TU-144 LL supersonic transport at Zhukovsky Air Development Center, Zhukovsky, Russia. Views include aircraft and cockpit. Two U.S. test pilots shown: Gordon Fullerton/DFRC, and Robert A. Rivers/LaRC. Photographed at flight line, Tupolev Test Facility @ Zhukasky Air Development Center, Zhukovsky, Russia.
Topics: TU-144 AIRCRAFT -- RESEARCH AIRCRAFT --, Where -- Russia
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by NASA/Langley Research Center
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Photographed on 09/07/98. -- High Speed Research (HSR). -- Views of TU-144 LL supersonic transport at Zhukovsky Air Development Center, Zhukovsky, Russia. Views include aircraft and cockpit. Two U.S. test pilots shown: Gordon Fullerton/DFRC, and Robert A. Rivers/LaRC. Photographed at flight line, Tupolev Test Facility @ Zhukasky Air Development Center, Zhukovsky, Russia.
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Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr.,commander of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission,stands at the Module Equipment Stowage Assembly MESA on the Lunar Module LM following the first Apollo 12 Extravehicular Activity EVA-1 on the lunar surface. The erectable S-band antenna is already deployed at right. The carrier for the Apollo Lunar Hand Tools ALHT is near Conrad. The images were taken during the first extravehicular activity EVA-1 of the Apollo 12 mission,on Nov. 19,1969. Original film magazine was...
Topics: Who -- Charles Conrad Jr., What -- Apollo 12
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Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, salutes the deployed United States flag on the lunar surface during Extravehicular Activity EVA of NASA's final lunar landing mission in the Apollo series. The Lunar Module LM is at left background and the Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV also in background, is partially obscured. The photo was made by astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color...
Topics: Who -- Eugene A. Cernan, What -- Apollo 17
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View from station Lunar Module LM,Flag,Commander Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Earth, taken during the first Extravehicular Activity EVA 1 of the Apollo 17 mission. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 16 degrees.
Topics: Who -- Eugene A. Cernan, What -- Earth
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Hubert Vykukal (designer) demonstrates mobility of the Hardsuit AX-3 Space Suit design
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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Using submarines and sonar, among other equipment, to scan the ocean floor for debris, search and recovery teams located many pieces of the Shuttle. Shown here is the forward skirt of the right Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), which transfers thrust loads from the SRB to the External Tank and contains much of the SRB's...
Topics: Space Shuttle, Challenger STS-51-L, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Challenger, What --...
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00006.html
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by NASA -- Image courtesy ciclops.org/index.php CICLOPS team. Image description from ciclops.org/view.php?id=2230 ''In Saturn's Shadow,'' on the CICLOPS Website.
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Although the Earth Observatory typically reserves ''Image of the Day'' space for publishing data and images acquired by Earth-observing satellites, we are sometimes so enthralled by the spectacular images acquired by spacecraft observing other parts of the solar system that we want to share these 'otherworldy' views with our visitors. And if you are looking for remotely sensed images of the Earth, this view is the most remotely sensed image we have ever published! This beautiful image of Saturn...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Saturn, What -- Cassini, What -- Sun, What -- Huygens Probe
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7314
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An artist's concept showing the Apollo 15 crewmen performing deployment of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) on the lunar surface. The figure on the left represents Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, who here is maintaining a constant pull on the deployment cable to help the LRV unfold, while Astronaut David R. Scott, the mission commander, right, pulls the tapes that lower the LRV to the surface.
Topics: Who -- James Irwin, Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15
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by NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
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Smoke generators and yarn tufts are used for flow visualization studies on an F/A-18 flown by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in its High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) program. The aircraft is at about 25 degrees angle of attack in this photo. The aircraft was modified with a thrust vectoring system to further investigate high angle of attack flying. The program was conducted jointly with NASA's Langley Research Center.
Topics: Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Where -- California, Where -- Langley Research...
Source: http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC89-0096-226&orgid=7
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rich green vegetation lines the fertile banks of Egypt’s Nile River, culminating in the green fan of the river’s delta. The contrast between the green around the river and the surrounding tan of the northern Sahara Desert makes the river easy to see in satellite image such as this one, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (&lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;MODIS&lt;/a&gt;) onboard NASA’s &lt;a...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Sudan, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6566
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Voyager 1 image of the clouds of Jupiter to the southeast of the Great Red Spot. This is a false color image of Jupiter, with exaggerated colors to enhance subtle variations in color and shading in order to bring out details of the cloud structure and atmospheric dynamics. (Voyager 1, P-21224) *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2047
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This is a computer-generated gravity map image of the Chicxulub Crater found on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The buried impact structure has been implicated in the mass extinction of life 65 million years ago and may be much larger than scientists first suspected. New analyses of gravity measurements in the region have turned up evidence that the feature is a multiring basin with a fourth, outer ring about 300 kilometers in diameter. At this diameter, the Chixulub Basin represents one of the...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Crater, What -- Venus, Where...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=791
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This 1967 illustration compares the Apollo Saturn V Spacecraft of the Moon Landing era to the Statue of Liberty located on Ellis Island in New York City. The Apollo Saturn V, at 363 feet towers above Lady Liberty, as the statue is called, standing at 305 feet.
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Moon, Where -- New York City
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3986
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Artist concept of Mercury program study of medical effects and technology development. Drawing depicts cut-away view of Mercury capsule orbiting the Earth, showing the astronaut and his capsule's hardware.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Earth
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Left to right are astronauts John W. Young, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford. Gemini III crew assignments are as follows: Grissom, command pilot; Young, pilot, on the prime crew, with Schirra (command pilot) and Stafford (pilot) serving as alternates. EDITOR'S NOTE: For the Gemini-Titan VI mission, Grissom and Young served as backups for Schirra and Stafford.
Topics: What -- Gemini, What -- Titan
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Apollo 8, the rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitude. The horizon, about 570 kilometers 350 statute miles from the spacecraft, is near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from the Earth. Width of the view at the horizon is about 150 kilometers 95 statute miles. On the Earth 240,000 statute miles away the sunset terminator crosses Africa. The crew took the photo around 10:40 a.m....
Topics: What -- Apollo 8, What -- Earth, What -- Moon
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Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV at Station 9 Van Serg Crater during the third Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity EVA-3 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This photograph was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, crew commander. Original film magazine was labeled B, film type was SO-368 Color Exterior, CEX, Ektachrome MS, color reversal 60mm lens with a sun elevation of 38 degrees.
Topics: Who -- Harrison H. Schmit, What -- Crater, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Taurus, Who -- Eugene A....
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Survey views of the Mir space station taken by the STS-81 crew after undocking from the station. Views include: Dark views of the Docking Module (DM) (014-7). Views of the whole station against the darkness of space (018-44). Views of the whole station against a blue and and white Earth (045-51). Views of the whole station against a dark Earth background (052-56). Views of the whole station against a cloudy Earth background (057-62).
Topics: What -- Russian Mir Space Station, What -- STS-81, What -- Earth
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Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/359/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/12/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/17/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-1999-14d
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/14/image/d/
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A cut-away illustration of Earth's interior. At the heart of our planet lies a solid iron ball, about as hot as the surface of the sun. Researchers call it "the inner core", which is 70% as wide as the moon. It spins at its own rate, as much as 0.2o of longitude per year faster than the Earth layers above it. Surrounding the iron ball is an ocean of liquid iron known as "the outer core." This inner and outer core duo is referred to as Earth's geodynamo. Surrounding the core...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/earths-dynamiccore.html
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*Description*: This eerie, dark structure, resembling an imaginary sea serpent's head, is a column of cool molecular hydrogen gas (two atoms of hydrogen in each molecule) and dust that is an incubator for new stars. The stars are embedded inside finger-like protrusions extending from the top of the nebula. Each "fingertip" is somewhat larger than our own solar system. The pillar is slowly eroding away by the ultraviolet light from nearby hot stars, a process called...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/44/image/b/
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by *Photo Credit:* T.A.Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage, NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF)
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*Description*: This wide-field image of the Eagle Nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5 Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy with Companion Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 29m 52.37s Dec. +47° 11' 40.8" Constellation: Canes Venatici Distance: About 31 million light-years (9.6 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This...
Topics: M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611, IC 4703, What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/12/image/x/
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Sputnik 2 is shown with its unique payload shroud at the launch pad at Tyura-Tam on November 3, 1957. Warm air was piped into the capsule to keep the dog Layka, the first living being to reach orbit, comfortable amid the freezing temperatures. Rising temperatures due to thermal control problems killed Layka on the fourth day of the mission. Publication information: Image from the files of Peter Gorin. Image and caption from Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974...
Topics: Rocket Launches, Soviet Launch Vehicles, What -- Sputnik 2
Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000182.html
Langley Research Center Media Archive
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CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System). -- Photographed on: 10/03/2001. -- OV-10 (N524NA) CERES (clouds and the earth's radiant energy system) aircraft with cargo bay instrumentation, flight test engineer's cockpit, pilot's cockpit, and belly instrumentation pod. Photographed at NASA Langley Research Center, building 1244.
Topics: RESEARCH AIRCRAFT -- EARTH RADIATION BUD, What -- Earth, Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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MOLA-based still image showing Martian topography of Olympus Mons as both color and elevation. Note: Olympus Mons on Mars, in false color. Animator: Eric Sokolowsky (GST). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: MGS/MOLA, fvGCM/CLDTOT (Vertically-integrated, random overlap, total cloud cover (Inst) [fraction]).
Topics: Mars, Topography, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2883
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This photo composite shows an aerial view of FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Redskins, superimposed on Mars' Victoria Crater to give a sense of the crater's scale. Image Credit: FedEx Field: Screenshot (c) Google Inc. and reproduced with permission. Victoria Crater: NASA/JPL/UA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, What -- Crater, Where...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=4704
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Read News Release 09-04 NASA Dryden's NF-15B tail number 837's canards are tilted down during a pre-flight control check prior to a Lancets project flight. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center accomplished a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet in support of the Lift and Nozzle Change Effects on Tail Shock, or Lancets, project. The research flights, flown December 2008 through January 2009, were aimed at providing data to help validate computer models that...
Topics: F-15B #837 Lancets Project, Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/F-15B_837/ED09-0008-25.html
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Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17041
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Along the coast of Dubai -- one of several emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates -- are human-made islands. When the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite took this picture on September 18, 2006, these islands were the largest artificial islands in the world. All of the islands were still under some degree of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Islands construction in the fall of 2006. From south to...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7040
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Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott's stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. Scott, command module pilot, is standing in the open hatch of the Command Module CM. Film magazine was E, film type was SO-368 Ektachrome with 0.460 - 0.710 micrometers film / filter transmittance response and haze filter,80mm lens.
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 9
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14404/pmel_max.pdf Maximum Wave Height (210 kB PDF) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14404/pmel_TT.pdf Travel Time (280 kB PDF) These maps show modeled maximum wave height (top) and travel time (lower) for the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004. Although the epicenter of the earthquake that triggered the tsunami was near the northern tip of Sumatra, the sea floor shifted along an arc stretching about 1200 km to the north....
Topics: Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Sri Lanka, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Somalia, Where -- Seychelles
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14404
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Buzz Lightyear, of the film "Toy Story" is seen at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Moving Beyond Earth Gallery, Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Washington. Launched May 31, 2008 aboard the space shuttle Discovery (STS-124) and returned on Discovery 15 months later with STS-128, the 12-inch action figure is the longest serving toy in space and became part of the museum's popular culture collection. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)
Topics: Action Figure, Buzz Lightyear, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, USA, NASA, Paul E....
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The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Some of the stars in this cluster are extremely massive and emit intense ultraviolet radiation. The brightest object in the picture is designated Pismis 24-1. It was once thought to weigh as much as 200 to 300 solar masses. This would not only have made it by far the most massive known star in the galaxy, but would have put it considerably above the...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440664main_STScI-2006-54b-full_full.jpg
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STS-107 Crew Training in Building 9NW. View of STS-107 crew members posing for photo at the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF). From the left are Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist; William C. McCool, Pilot; along with David M. Brown and Kalpana Chawla, both Mission Specialists (MS); Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander; Laurel B. Clark, MS; and Rick D. Husband, Mission Commander.
Topics: Who -- Ilan Ramon, Who -- William C. McCool, Who -- David M. Brown, Who -- Kalpana Chawla, Who --...
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Twelve people walked on the Moon in an era before cell phones, before hybrid cars, and before laptop computers. It«És time to return. Credit: NASA/GSFC > View image wrapped on sphere
Topic: What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/multimedia/returntothemoon/moon_landscape_HI.html
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by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=174
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and A. Schaller (for STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's concept shows a view across a mysterious disk of young, blue stars encircling a supermassive black hole at the core of the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The region around the black hole is barely visible at the center of the disk. The background stars are the typical older, redder population of stars that inhabit the cores of most galaxies. Spectroscopic observations by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the blue light consists of more than 400 stars that...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/26/image/b/
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Mosaic montage of nine planets in the Solar System. Full globe views of Earth, Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus in one montage.
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Venus, What -- Mars, What -- Mercury, What -- Jupiter, What --...